Oh no: has someone just pulled down Monopoly from the cupboard? Luckily, this juicy and well-rounded red pairs perfectly with endless board games. With raspberry, plum and hints of vanilla spice, it’s also gorgeous with a Rueben, chicken mayo or toasted cheese sandwich, a cheese and charcuterie board, or tomato soup.TASTING NOTERaspberry, blackcurrant and blackberry aromas supported by black pepper and subtle oak spice lead to a well-balanced, medium-bodied style of wine with a smooth, velvety tannin.
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WINEMAKER Johan Jordaan ORIGIN Western Cape TERROIR / SOIL The soils are a combination of decomposed granite and sandstone, which contribute structure and fruit concentration, respectively. VINEYARD AND CLIMATE CONDITIONSThe trellised vines range in age from 7 to 20 years. The climate varies greatly due to the 20 to 100 km distance from the cold Atlantic Ocean. This allows the winemaker to make different styles of wine from the same grape, blending these for a more complex taste. WINEMAKINGIndividual varieties were harvested at optimal ripeness, de-stemmed and crushed to stainless-steel tanks. The use of cultured and natural yeast helps to unlock the fragrant fruit profile of the grapes. After fermentation, 20% of the wine was matured in French-oak barrels for 8 to 10 months; the remainder matured in stainless-steel tanks with French-oak staves to complement the wine’s flavour profile and length. The wine was blended at the end of maturation.
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